Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber

$7.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $7.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $5.99 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
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The actual footage you receive will be slightly different from what you order, therefore your final billed amount will be a little different. This is because we hand select your lumber from inventory of various widths and lengths - every board is unique and different in size (except thickness).
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hardwood lumber sizes
Hard White Maple lumber comes in random widths and lengths, with a uniform thickness.
Here's what you can expect:
1-13/16" Thickness

Also known as 8/4, S2S.
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 1-3/4" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.

Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

4" to 8" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this wood.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range.
  • Request special width selection using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form.
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

6' to 14' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock at any given time. But there are some things to know:

No Minimum Purchase
We're easy to buy from! That means we can cut you a short piece(s) from long boards if you want.

Length Shipping Restrictions

When strength and durability are important as well as consistent white color, hard white maple is your best choice. From high end desks and cabinets to musical instruments to tool handles to flooring to cutting boards, hard white maple gets used for them all.

About Hard White Maple (Acer saccharum)



lbs /Bd. Ft.
2.51% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
12.40% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
6.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak

map of where Hard White Maple tree grows
Hard White Maple is a domestic wood from North America

At least 90% white sapwood. Known for its durability and strength, hence it's common use for flooring, butcher blocks, and large furniture. It has excellent turning properties, a fine & even texture, and a natural luster. Somewhat difficult to work due to high surface hardness. Paints and finishes very well, though.

color of Hard White Maple
Color Range
Creamy white to yellowish or pale tan.
the Hard White Maple tree
What's The Tree Like?
Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36".
other names for Hard White Maple
Other Names
Hard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple, White Maple
uses for Hard White Maple
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, flooring, cutting boards, butcher blocks, heavy furniture, industrial parts, veneer, inlay, musical instruments, work benches

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our article if you want the full explanation.

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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24 Total Reviews
December 16, 2017
5 out of 5
Ted's Serving Tray Project
Review by  Ted from Palmetto, Florida
Maple material was shipped and received as expected. Project completed to satisfaction.
Verified Buyer
August 6, 2017
5 out of 5
Maple review
Review by  Ox from Pine Colorado
I was nervous about buying lumber sight unseen, but when I received the piece of 8/4 maple I was totally impressed. I couldn't have picked a better piece of lumber myself and it won't be the last time I buy lumber from woodworkers source.
Verified Buyer
June 29, 2017
5 out of 5
Slightly disappointed :-(
Review by  Phil C from Brooklyn, New York
Okay the quality of the Hard White Maple is there very nice grain pattern nice even coloration, my disappoint come from not fulfilling the order instructions the order stated the I need 6 inch wide boards and 5 feet in length. What I received was 2, 8/4 lumber 6-inch boards 5 feet boards in length which were correct in the order, and 2, 8/4 lumber that was 10 inches wide and 5 feet boards which were incorrect. I stated all widths should be a minimum of 6 inches wide. Sorry people but someone didn't read the order correctly. I had to put the boards aside for the current project and will be forced to use them for another project in the future.
Verified Buyer
December 8, 2016
1 out of 5
1st Bad Experience
Review by  Michael from California
As sometimes happens, this 4" x 90" piece of 8/4 maple twisted and bent badly once I'd ripped it into 1" strips to use for the facing of a new built-in bookshelf. I've never had a problem this bad with your products before.
Verified Buyer
December 2, 2016
5 out of 5
will be buying from again
Review by  Steph from Altus Ok.
I purchased 1 bd. ft of hard maple to recreate a guitar headstock. Cant find any other place that has a no minimum order with this selection of woods and at this price.
Verified Buyer
March 4, 2016
5 out of 5
8/4 Hard Maple- Very Top Grade
Review by  Wyowoodsmith from Hulett, Wyo
I ordered 8/4 in 8-10" widths, and that is just what was shipped, everyone of my boards were "High Quality" and perfect in every way one could want, the edge of one board had a scar (due to shipping it looked liked) I was able to work around it, the 8/4 is perfect for table or chair tapered legs, I will be trying some alcohol based dye as maple doesn't take stain well- I highly recommend WWS for all of the Professional or weekender woodworker- these folks stand behind their products
24 Total Reviews
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